Springs Pediatrics is excited to offer our patient’s telemedicine visits for certain conditions. Visits for ADHD and behavioral health can be done conveniently by telemedicine from your home. Your provider will discuss how you will receive your prescriptions with you during the visit. We can also do many sick visits virtually. At this time, all sick visits will be triaged by our nurses to determine what sort of visit may be appropriate for your child. Obviously, not all illnesses can be dealt with virtually. It is also possible that your provider may start a visit as a telemedicine visit and then feel that it is in your child’s best interest to see them in the office.
Telemedicine visits are available by appointment only. Please contact us at 979.353.0006 or online to schedule an appointment. Once your appointment has been confirmed with our office, you will be sent instructions for your virtual visit.
Please read our Informed Consent for Pediatric Telemedicine Services
How to Prepare for your Child’s Telemedicine Visit
Many of the policies that Springs Pediatrics is setting in place for telemedicine visits are informed by the current COVID-19 crisis. Please understand that we are constantly weighing what is the best care for your child given the situation. We might feel it is less risky for your child to be evaluated virtually rather than go to a health care facility right now but when this crisis has past, the metric may change and be seen in the office might be the best choice. It is also possible that insurers who are currently covering telemedicine visits may choose to stop that benefit in the future, requiring cost-sharing or a return to face-to-face visits.
Since evaluating a patient on a virtual platform presents several challenges, here are some things you can do to make sure your provider can do the most effective visit possible:
We hope your family is well. Please know that Springs Pediatrics remains open and ready to take care of your children in the best way we know-how. Please call us with any questions or concerns and we hope to visit you virtually in your homes in the future!